1 Billion Steps

Posted On January 25, 2018
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We know regular physical activity like walking can greatly reduce the risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer. Walking can be relaxing, spiritual, or when we do it together, it can be just plain fun. The American Public Health Association’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge makes it easy and fun to promote… more »

A Slippery Slope: the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted On August 1, 2017
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While alcohol abuse and binge drinking still top the list of substance abuse issues on college campuses, the non-medical use of prescription drugs—most notably stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers—is a growing, yet unaddressed problem (SAMHSA). In fact, about one in four college students has illegally used prescription drugs, and many more have been… more »

Men’s Health Month

Posted On May 31, 2017
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June is nationally recognized as Men’s Health Month. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys… more »

Get Involved as a Peer Health Educator

Posted On March 21, 2017
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Are you interested in public health? Do you want experience providing health programming to other students on campus? Student Health Promotion offers students the opportunity to work directly with students in the Peer Health Educator Program. As a peer health educator, students work with Student Health Promotion staff and fellow educators to create health-related programming,… more »

Love Your Body Month

Posted On February 13, 2017
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On a daily basis, we see advertisements on television, in magazines and on social media displaying society’s definition of perfection. February is Love Your Body month. Love Your Body is a national movement encouraging people of all shapes, sizes and skin tones to acknowledge their uniqueness and beauty on an individual basis. The message promoted… more »

Resolutions You Can Stick To!

Posted On January 10, 2017
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It’s easy to get caught up in the New Year’s resolution trend.The majority of people make resolutions to lose weight or earn more money in the next year. While bettering ourselves is great, it’s important to think about new goals in a healthy and productive way.

Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead… more »